40GB of data that costs the same as a house

We reveal the shocking cost of mobile data across various domestic and international tariffs

Barry Collins
30 Jun 2011

How much would it cost to download the same amount of data as you get bundled with your home broadband on a mobile roaming tariff? About the same price as a three-bedroom house in Surrey.

The cost of mobile data is coming under investigation from the EU, which is set to impose new caps on mobile roaming rates this week. As our infographic below shows, regulatory action is long overdue.

We compared the cost of downloading 40GB of data - the standard quantity bundled with BT's Total Broadband packages - on various mobile tariffs.

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